Our 20-second short-term memory means that if something isn't significant enough to us, we'll forget about it almost as soon as it happens. The fact remains that we only remember what matters to us.
The concept of "effortless perfection" is the constant pressure felt by college women to be "smart, accomplished, fit, beautiful and popular," all without "visible effort." The price of such a lofty goal, however, has far-reaching consequences.
Rowers can do it all, and they can do it well. Joining the rowing team will be the greatest decision you will ever make, if you choose to accept the harsh realities of the sport.